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The Obama victory celebrations in Chicago

I was there: albeit at the edge of the Grant Park, Chicago, celebrations.  Couldn’t wish for anymore, given we didn’t have tickets to the main section and also had driven for 6+ hours from Cincinnati that afternoon and only arrived at the park after 9pm, having made stops at the different sets of friends we were staying with.

We parked ourselves fairly close to a jumbo screen on one edge of the park, so we could easily watch the results and Obama’s speech.  Here is the first few minutes of Obama’s victory speech.  Stirring stuff.  

And here are a selection of photos from that night: mainly taken inside the park watching as history unfolded around us.  It was amazing to be part of it; eventhough tiredness and gaining an extra hour in the time change from Cincinnati left us without the energy to continue celebrating in the streets all night. 

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November 8, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. Great photos and video… You were right in the middle of the most exciting place in the U.S. at that moment! Thanks for sharing these amazing experiences.

    Comment by J.Bell | November 10, 2008 | Reply


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